Class Description 

 

3D Design, Modeling and Printing Grade 3-8 

In this class, we will dive into the fascinating world of 3D modeling and printing. Students will see some of the models that they are creating come to life into our dimension, and get to take them home to show off to friends and family. They will learn how to use CAD software to confidently create all types of intuitive models. 

 

All you need to know to babysit Grade 5-8 

This babysitting preparedness class provides vital information for babysitting. It will cover topics that will provide knowledge for students regarding babysitting siblings, or someone else’s children. Students will be provided guidance on how to handle emergencies including first aid, and CPR basics. The course also consists of identifying and responding to discipline, bedtime, creating games and craft ideas, cooking and cleaning. 

 

Art with the Masters Grade 2-5

A past or present artist will be showcased each week.  Students will learn about their life and technique that makes that artist unique.  Projects will be tailored to these featured artists and styles, and the students will have the opportunity to incorporate their learnings.  

 

Beginner Kodu Game Programming Grade 2-8 Mister Jim 

Kodu is an incredibly powerful, yet easy to understand, game development platform from Microsoft. Students will learn advanced logic and problem solving while developing their own games in an individual or team environment. 

 

Chess Grade 1-5 

Chess is a great workout for the mind utilizing continuous problem-solving with changing conditions. This class will include some simple games to introduce the game of chess, or sharpen the student’s strategic abilities. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives, and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span. Studies show that chess improves cognitive thinking which, in turn, improves school grades!

 

Earth Science -  (grade 5-8) Mondays - Online

This is a 2 semester program/ full year immersion.  Exploring aspects of our world from soil on Earth to the structure of our galaxy. This class will cover the following: weather, soil, waves, wind, minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, atmosphere, climate, ecosystems, biomes, energy & resources, and introduction to planetary / space sciences. Students will be given “at home” science projects to complete – these are optional but recommended. Students will be expected to complete homework and reading assignments each week. No curriculum to purchase. Weekly packets will be provided.
 

Expedition 

This program offers the opportunity for students and their family to spend educational, constructive, challenging and fun times outdoors.  5 unique adventures will include (but are not limited to:)   

A full day of fun at Sky Park(zipline, mountain biking, archery, and rollerblading) (Big Bear,)  Exploration at 8500 feet of elevation San Jacinto via tram, Rappel Session in Escondido, Hike Catalina Island via Ferry, Learn to Fish at Discovery Lake (San Marcos). Expedition can be paired with the Nature Program.

*** Two class options available for enrollment***  -  Child Only or Child Accompanied by an Adult

 

Farm School in Vista  

Students will explore multiple aspects of agriculture related to the environment, animal science, and plant science by experiencing farming first hand. They will create a learning garden, tend to fruits and vegetables, care for small animals, and be introduced to cooking.  This class will also include woodworking, entomology (explore bugs), arts and crafts, discussion, some “classroom learning” and much more.  Topics that will be covered this semester will be:  Seeding, Seasonal Planting, Life Cycle of a Chicken, Cucumber and Pickle Time, Soil Study, Succulents and Plant Propagation, Worms, Apple Season, Pollination, Fall and Pumpkins, Birds, Chlorophyll, Autumn Leaves, Woodworking, and Egg Day.

 

​First Form Latin – Memoria Press (grades 6-12) Mondays - Online

This is a 2 semester program/ full year immersion.  Using Memoria Press’s First Form Latin, which is a 1st year Latin program, students will learn 1st and 2nd Conjugation Verbs -Present & perfect tense, Sum, Nouns and Adjectives of all 5 Declensions. This is an excellent way to intensely study grammar. Students will need Memoria Press First Form Latin Student Text and Workbook. All weekly homework assignments will be from these resources.

 

Focus on Technology Grade 4-8 (3 hour program)

This program offers students an opportunity to be fully immersed in technology, from game programming, to robotics, to electronics, and 3D design and printing. Our program is structured enough to make sure that students gain knowledge and experience in a variety of related subjects, while at the same time, flexible enough to cater to each student's needs and desires.

 

Focus On The Arts Grade 3-5 (3 hour program) 

Students will learn various art techniques, deep dive into artist spotlights, and have the opportunity to develop their own creative work in this extensive 3 hour program.  These student-artists will explore many different mediums such as watercolor, 3D art, paper mache, charcoal, sketching, pottery, and more.

 

Games of Logics Grade 1-3  

Children learn best through play.  Students will spend time with peers playing educational board games to encourage strategic thinking, sportsmanship, and creativity.  They will have so much fun learning!


Group Ukulele/Guitar Class Grade 2-8 

Students will learn basic chords, rhythm structure, introductory music theory, and how to play songs in a small group setting.

 

Handbuilding with Clay Grade 3-5 Miss Alyssa 

Students will learn a variety of clay handbuilding skills including pinching, coil, and slab techniques. Students will get to work with a variety of clays and produce their own masterpieces.  

 

HELP Math Grade 2-5 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Your student will work with a teacher and peers to practice and stay sharp on developing grade appropriate math skills.  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Math Grade 5-8 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Your student will work with a teacher and peers to practice and stay sharp on developing grade appropriate math skills.  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Ancient Civilization History Grade 5-8 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  This class will explore ancient history with hands-on learning.  This course will stop in different places and time periods to explore in depth.  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP California and USA History Grade 2-5 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM This class will have your students asking to learn more about history!  Students will dive into California and USA history lessons.  This course will stop in different places and time periods to explore in depth while keeping students engaged.  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Program  Writing Paragraph Grade 2-5 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Students will be led and encouraged to create, organize, and tell stories through prompted paragraph writing.  This course will focus on developing skills such as neat handwriting, spelling, grammar rules, and punctuation.  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Program Essay Grade 5-8 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  In this class we will explore many purposes for writing, and the outlines that will get us there. Students will have the opportunity to work on skills through writing a Critique, Biography, Ethical Essay, Informative Speech, Persuasive Essay, Creative Story, and more. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, and turn in completed essays. All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Program Vocabulary Games Grade 2-5 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Making learning FUN!  Synonyms, anagrams, palindromes, homophones, homographs, antonyms, compound words, balderdash, acronyms, hyperbole: if you don’t know what these are, then this class is a must! Students will learn among friends and PLAY, through the use of word games (like Bananagrams, Bingo, Jeopardy, Scrabble, Mad Libs). All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Program Vocabulary Games Grade 5-8  

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Making learning FUN!  Synonyms, anagrams, palindromes, homophones, homographs, antonyms, compound words, balderdash, acronyms, hyperbole: if you don’t know what these are, then this class is a must! Students will learn among friends and PLAY, through the use of word games (like Bananagrams, Bingo, Jeopardy, Scrabble, Mad Libs). All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP Science Experiments  Grade 5-8 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM Science is always more fun with friends!  Students will have a blast making plans, predictions, and exploring the fascinating world of science.  (sounds like it could be a bit messy?  You bet!  But you don’t have to be the one to clean it up!)  All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to complement your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP: Math Facts All Fun And Games Grade 2-5 

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Making learning FUN!  This math class is all math facts in ONLY fun and games!  Keep your student on track without frustration, and send them off to play with their friends.  Who knew math could be so much fun?!   All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to compliment your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

HELP: Math Facts All Fun And Games Grade 5-8  

HOMESCHOOL EXTRA LEARNING PROGRAM  Making learning FUN! This math class is all math facts in ONLY fun and games!  Keep your student on track without frustration, and send them off to play with their friends.  Who knew math could be so much fun?!   All HELP programs at Rock Creek are designed to compliment your homeschooling efforts.  Let us help your student stay on track, and make your days just a little bit easier.

 

IEW Fun Writing Class (grades 4-6) 

Using IEW techniques and style, students will  write weekly assignments based on unique and original source texts. This class builds the student’s confidence while learning solid writing techniques. I strive to maintain the joy of writing that is often expunged from the process. Some grammar is covered. Students are expected to be able to create complete sentences for this class. No curriculum is needed for this class. Ms. April writes the source texts weekly.

 

IEW + 6 Traits Writing skills (grade 5-9) Mondays - Online

This is a 2 semester program/ full year immersion.  Combining IEW writing skills with 6 Traits writing skill instruction, this course takes students into even more of the aspects of organized, skilled writing. The six writing traits focused on are: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency and voice. Some grammar is covered. IEW focuses on key word outline structures and building sentences / paragraphs using successful methodologies while building the student’s confidence in writing. Prior IEW writing classes are helpful but not required.   

 

Improv Grade 5-8 

Warren Buffett told business students that public speaking is the most valuable skill they can learn. Improv is a form of public speaking or theater that does not use a script. This course prepares students to react in unpredictable situations, and settings. Students will become more comfortable speaking in front of an audience with spontaneity. They will learn to take risks in a safe environment in front of an audience that will respect and support them. 

 

Intro to comedy - Acting Grade 2-6 

This Acting class will be a bundle of laughs focusing on the art of comedy!  The focus will be on acting and the class will culminate with a final performance.  We will cover concepts such as character development, teamwork, subtext, script scoring, and much more. 

 

Legos with Friends Grade TK-2 

The objective of this class is to create an opportunity for children to practice social skills in a peer setting.  Playing with legos builds creativity, supports social interaction, and encourages imagination.  By building together, students will learn to use encouraging words to share, problem solve, and work collaboratively.  Students will have the opportunity to build with friends, yet still have the freedom to nurture individual design abilities and creativity. 

 

Medical Science Grade 2-5 Miss Megan  

This class will cover skills such as CPR/BLS, basic first aid, sutures, how to use an AED, and a basic vitals evaluation. Students will practice using what they have learned by completing simulations of possible realistic situations.

 

Medieval Times History Grade 6-8 

Europe’s Middle Ages (Medieval Times) covers the time from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire. This was a time of castles and peasants, guilds and monasteries, cathedrals and crusades. Students will be immersed with hands-on activities exploring the world of Kings, Queens, Feudal System, Castles, Community, Knights, Chivalry, and much more.

 

Mighty Wizard An Adventure in Storytelling Grade 2-4 

This class will introduce the students to the creative world of roleplay. Students will work on developing characters to be immersed in stories that they create.  Stories will come to life through the use of props, design, arts and crafts.  Students will work together to brainstorm twists and turns to make the stories engaging through endless imagination.


 

Oasis: Arts and Games Grade Grade K-5 

The Oasis room is an area for children to play independently, or in small groups of peers.  This calming space includes a large variety of board games, puzzles, strategy games, hands-on activities, books, and a center of arts and crafts.  Children are encouraged and empowered to take ownership of THEIR hour by choosing activities they enjoy, or trying new things. 

 

Odyssey K (Option for AM / PM, or both)

This program is geared for children 5-6 years old. We put a special emphasis on creating a strong self-image, decision-making skills and positive peer interaction through play based learning. Children will have the opportunity to work on age appropriate lessons in literature, art, math, science, phonics, and handwriting skills.  Your child has an option of enrolling in AM/PM, or both.  AM is from 10-12, and PM is 12-2.  If you sign up for both AM and PM your student will be in Odyssey from 10 to 2 with no activities being repeated. Lunch/outside play takes place as transition time. 

 

Odyssey TK  (Option for AM / PM, or both)

This program is geared for children 3 to 5 years old. We put a special emphasis on creating a strong self-image, decision-making skills and positive peer interaction through play based learning. Children will have the opportunity to work on age appropriate lessons in literature, art, math, science, and practice handwriting skills.  Your child has an option of enrolling in AM/PM, or both.  AM is from 10-12, and PM is 12-2.  If you sign up for both AM and PM your student will be in Odyssey from 10 to 2 with no activities being repeated. Lunch/outside play takes place as transition time. 


Nature Adventure School 

This is a drop off program for your adventurer to explore with peers.  The program includes 6 local adventures, and can be paired with the Expedition Program to create a whole semester of Adventure.  Adventures include (but are not limited to:)  Survival Skills/First Responder/CPR (Vista), Kayak Carlsbad Lagoon (Carlsbad), Boogie boarding and beach day (Encinitas) Float your boat at Lake Hodges (San Marcos), Soccer Golf (Escondido),  Mountain Biking at Lake Hodges (Escondido)  (if you do not have bike we can figure something out for you). 

 

Odyssey STEAM
Calling all Odyssey K graduates!  And All 1st and 2nd graders. Students will dip into 3 hours of hands-on FUN while learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  

 

Physical Science (grade 7-9) Miss April

This is a 2 semester program/ full year immersion.  

 

Pre-Algebra – Saxon Algebra ½ (grade 6-10) Mondays - Online 

This is a 2 semester program/ full year immersion.  Using the highly academic Saxon Math curriculum, we will cover at least for sections of Algebra ½ (Pre-Algebra) concepts weekly with the expectation that students will complete the practice and review problems on their own during the week. This should equate to one lesson per weekday after the instruction day - 4 lessons per week. Saxon thoroughly covers everything from prime numbers to exponents to multiple unit multipliers to fractional parts to graphing inequalities to estimating roots. Saxon is very thorough in preparation for Algebra success. We will use the 3rd edition book. Students will need the book for assignments. Weekly homework assignments are expected to be completed. Tests will be optional but recommended.

 

Private Ukulele or Guitar Lesson Grade 2-8 Mister Tyler 

One on one lessons for students wanting to learn Ukulele or Guitar. All LEVELS are welcome. Students will learn basic chords, rhythm structure, introductory music theory, and how to play songs. Private instruction allows for customized lesson planning per student needs. There is no joy quite like learning a musical instrument!

 

Publish your own Book Grade 1-4 

Calling all writers, newbie writers, storytellers, creative thinkers, and artists!  We have a job for all of you.  Students will explore 4 types of writing -  How To, Personal Narrative, Persuasive Writing, and Storytelling.  Breaking up in small groups, we will work together to create a variety of stories to draft, edit, type up, and illustrate.  At the end of the semester, our class books will be published and sent home with all students.  This is a great opportunity to turn even the most frustrated writer into a great writer!

 

SAVVY: Much Needed Skills Grade 5-8 

Life skills every student should learn. Life skills don't just build independence, it also builds social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that children need.This class will help your students to build:  self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, and the tools to build relationships. This 3 hour program will cover: How to cook, How to manage money, How to stay organized, How to manage time, How to find a job, How to be a self-starter, How to stand up for yourself, How to cope with failure and so much more.

 

Self Defence Grade K-8

Students  will learn how to build self- discipline, self respect, self confidence, and self control. Martial Arts will help in developing motor skills, balance, and coordination. Students will be taught to make good choices,learning to listen, follow directions, and work as a team. 

 

Sensory Slime Grade K-2 

This is a sensory class that will provide the opportunity for students to explore and experience different textures and materials. We will make slime, oobleck, scrubs and more. We will also use essential oils to enhance sensory practice. This class will be messy!

 

Sewing with a machine Grade 4-8  

This class is for all levels of Sewing.  Students will be instructed on the different basic stitches, and taught machine safety and usage. There will be a variety of options for projects, and final pieces will be showcased at the end of the semester.

 

Short Film Making Grade 3-5  

In this class we will talk about core concepts of storytelling, classic story structure, and the nuances of putting together a story in the unique medium of film.  Students will learn about the three-act structure, creating scripts, as well as more technical conventions of film and their purpose in story telling (such as lighting, camera angles, types of editing, etc).  In the class students will get opportunities to write short scripts, create characters, storyboards and shooting set-ups.

 

Study Hour Grade 4-8  

 

Technology Camp (Vista Location)

This program offers students an opportunity to be fully immersed in technology, from game programming, to robotics, to electronics, and 3D design and printing. Our program is structured enough to make sure that students gain knowledge and experience in a variety of related subjects, while at the same time, flexible enough to cater to each student's needs and desires. While they will be immersed in technology throughout the day, the students will also have access to nature and the outdoors, providing a balance that will nurture both sides of the brain.

 

The Magical World of Harry Potter Grade 2-5 

An introduction to the Hogwarts curriculum for students unable to attend Hogwarts this year. We will sort into houses, create our own wands,  and study muggle-friendly versions of Wizard School.  Each week we will focus on a different Hogwarts subject such as; Potions (chemistry, for the non-magical), Astronomy, Divination, Transfiguration, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic, and other standard Hogwarts courses.  A highlight will include creating our very own miniature Diagon Alley!  This class will be fun for all students, even those who may not be Harry Potter fans (yet ;) )

 

Tumbling Grade K-5 

Our tumbling class is an introduction to the execution of acrobatic movements such as rolls, twists, handsprings, or somersaults on floor mats. Unlike most other disciplines in gymnastics, tumbling does not involve the use of apparatuses.

 

Tutoring with Miss April ($660 for 12 sessions) Grade 4-12

Available for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Latin, IEW & LTW Writing, Sciences, Logic, and English Grammar tutoring one-on-one. Successfully homeschooling and graduating students of my own and others, I can offer your student the personal time and attention needed for multiple subject matters.

 

Tutoring with Miss Elaine ($480 for 12 sessions)

1:1 instruction in Reading, Written Language, Math and Organizational Skills, designed to address the individual needs of your child. I am a retired classroom teacher with over 40 years experience in Special Education, General Education and tutoring. I have taught students from Kindergarten through High School and worked with a broad range of student abilities. Private tutoring is a great way to improve academic skills in a positive, nurturing environment.

 

US History and Geography – Saxon Algebra ½ (grade 5-9) Mondays - Online 

Using multiple sources, we will explore United States history and geography. Students will learn about the people and events that shaped our country. They will learn US geography and terminology. You will not need to purchase a curriculum for this class. Homework packets will be sent. Weekly homework assignments and reading are expected to be completed. There will be a few research assignments on events and people in history. 

 

Works of Mass Discovery Grade 4-8 

Students will be introduced to engineering concepts and techniques that have been employed throughout the ages by developing physical hands-on projects to include building weight bearing structures, creating catapults, trebuchets, and vehicles of flight. All in the name of science.

YOLO (Youth On the Job Leadership Opportunity) Grade 9-12

This program is an opportunity for high school students to enjoy their first “real job”. After a formal interview students will be assigned a teacher and some classes where they will actively engage in the day to day work of caring for children. Teachers will provide feedback regarding professionalism. Your student will learn to be be productive, develop a professional image, project a professional presence, take the initiative, manage your time efficiently, demonstrate integrity, provide excellence, be a problem-solver, be resilient, communicate effectively, develop self-awareness.
 

Young Biologist Grade 2-5 

This class will encourage a passion for biology through interactive science projects and experiments. Students will learn the fundamentals of biology with hands- on learning, and thought provoking projects.

Class Descriptions

Fall 2021 Class Descriptions